Category Archives: Caucasus

Travel to Kazbegi, Georgia – I Hated It but You Will Love It

Cow in Kazbegi or Stepantsminda, Georgia

My trip to Kazbegi, Georgia had everything working against it from the start. Currently known as Stepantsminda but more often referred to as Kazbegi, this small town inhabiting around 2,000 residents is located in the northeast of Georgia in a region called Mtskheta-Mtianeti.  Travelers come from all over to witness the raw beauty of the […]

10 Museums in Yerevan That Will Help You Discover Armenia

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Armenia is a country teeming with history and artifacts and one of the best places to uncover this is at a museum.  This is a guide to the top ten museums in Yerevan based on popularity and number of visitors.  Don’t forget that by purchasing the Yerevan pass, you will have access to over 40 […]

How to Take a Taxi in Yerevan, Armenia (and not Pay an Exorbitant Amount)

How to Take a Taxi in Yerevan, Armenia (and not Pay an Exorbitant Amount)

Times have definitely changed in Armenia.  When I first went there back in early 2013, the Yerevan taxis running the streets were using copyrighted logos as branding and identification and many were owned by individuals who had no affiliation with local taxi companies.  After constantly being heckled and harassed by taxis in other cities in […]

How to Cheaply Get From Tbilisi to Yerevan by Bus in 2021

Tbilisi to Yerevan by Bus: The Cheapest Way to Travel to Armenia

The bus is not my preferred form of transport.  Actually, it is the type of transport I avoid like the plague.  But, when I travel from Tbilisi to Yerevan, I always prefer to travel by bus.  Going from Tbilisi to Yerevan by bus, or marshrutka (a minibus still prevalent in many former-Soviet states), is cheaper, […]

Two Days in Yerevan Itinerary – First-Timer’s Guide to Armenia’s Pink City

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Yerevan, Armenia is one of my favorite cities in the entire world. While I think just spending two days in Yerevan is doing yourself a huge disservice, it is still possible to get a true taste of the city within those two days. This is a Yerevan itinerary for those who are embarking on their […]

Best Baku Bars: Awesome Pubs for Beer, Wine, and Sports Lovers

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Baku, Azerbaijan doesn’t exactly have a reputation as a party city, but with the number of sports and cultural events the Azeri capital is hosting, it is definitely imperative to do your research beforehand so you can hit up the bars in Baku that do cater to those of us who enjoy a drink or […]